|Conditionally Approved by the NYT|
[Before we get into the real couscous of this brand-new travesty of reality by America's newspaper of record, we should point out the curious habit the NYT seems to have when it comes to entitling their articles: often we find that the original print article, when reproduced word for word in nytimes.com, is given a slightly different title. For example, the article being discussed here is entitled "Muslim Women Gain Higher Profile in U.S." on the Times' web site, while in today's print edition it's "Life in U.S. Brings ...". It might be nothing, and not as I suspect an attempt to tone down the propaganda in the more lasting online version of the article. But the New York Times is such an incredibly devious and dishonest newspaper, inserting at every opportunity the most insidious propaganda into their reporting, that I am suspicious of their every move.]
The New York Times wants you to believe that Muslim women are 100% exactly the same as any other group of women anywhere in the world, and especially that the women of Islam are interchangeable with the Brigitte Bardots and the Marilyn Monroes of the West, that the only thing that makes them different are a silly little head covering. Consider this stunner from the article:
"Mrs. Khalifa, who was born in Egypt and raised in Texas, has degrees in chemistry and human resources. She began wearing a head-scarf in her mid-30s. ... At first, people looked at her "like I was different, Muslim, un-American, stupid." ... Today, though, she is one of a type now found in most sizable American cities: vocal Muslim women wary of the predominantly male leadership of their community and increasingly weary of non-Muslims' suspicions about Islam."Translation: Mrs. Khalifa is uncomfortable ("wary") with that pesky habit Islam has of treating women like chattel, and downright sick and tired ("weary") of the stupid American bigots whom the NYT cannot seem to enlighten fast enough as to the joys of diversity.